Cincinnati Ben-Gals Photos from Week 5

The Cincinnati Bengals played host to the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday in a battle that could possibly decide which teams would earn the #1 pick in next year’s draft.  You see both teams, along with the Redskins, Dolphins, and Jets are clearly among the worst in the NFL and as such could use an influx of new, young talent.  That being said, this game was up for grabs and both teams had their chances to win, but the Cardinals rode the back of former #1 overall pick Kyler Murray to victory.  I guess the Cardinals are a little further along in the rebuild process than the Bengals.

Final Score: Cardinals – 26, Bengals – 23.

With the loss, the Bengals are predicted to earn the top spot in the 2020 NFL draft and most speculate that they will draft a replacement for quarterback Andy Dalton.  Justin Herbert anyone?  Let’s see if this early prognostication come true.  Until then, let us enjoy this week’s photos of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  Click here to view the Bengals gallery of images from last week.

Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders Photos from Week 2

Last Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals were, to put it politely, smoked by the San Francisco 49ers, 41 – 17 and the loss left the team with an 0 – 2 record to start off the NFL season.  I don’t like to dwell on the negative, so let’s turn the page and focus on the positive…the Cincinnati Ben-Gals!

You know, the Ben-Gals really seem to have a fun time getting ready for game day.  Just an observation.  I wonder if the football team poses for selfies before the game…probably not.

Cincinnati Ben-Gals Photos from Preseason Week 4

 The NFL regular season is just around the corner, but we still have Week 4 of the NFL Preseason to cover.  And we begin our Week 4 coverage with another look at one of my favorite squads, the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  Click here to view the Bengals game day gallery of images.

Cincinnati Ben-Gals Photos from Preseason Week 3

It’s the beginning of another week in the NFL and the beginning to another week in our coverage of the NFL Preseason.  So let us take a look at the 2019 Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders.  Click here to view the Bengals gallery of images from Week 3 of the NFL Preseason.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Abby

We have another amazing dancer to showcase for you and she was one of a number of dancers who left a lasting impression.  That shouldn’t be surprising since most professional cheerleaders and dancers that are selected for their teams do so because they shine in their own special way.  At least that is what I have seen at auditions.  Anyways, I digress.

Introducing Cincinnati BenGal Abby, our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Only a couple more cheerleaders to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Samantha

I enjoy photographing the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  They are a rare treat for me to shoot because I never get to see them at a game since I live over 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles.   So whenever I get a chance to photograph them in person, I try to take advantage of this rare gift.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is one of those Cincinnati Ben-Gals who made the trek to Atlanta…introducing Samantha.

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Ben-Gal Samantha was amazing and there were many more wonderful cheerleaders and dancers in Atlanta, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Kelly

One of the squads I enjoy photographing over the years is the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  They usually send a few girls and their colorful orange uniforms provide a nice contrast to the squad colors (the blues, reds, and purples) that I normally see year in and year out.  So, it is special when I get a chance to photograph them up close and personal and this year, I was able to shoot all three of them for this feature.

So without further ado, introducing our first of three Ben-Gals and our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Kelly.

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We have another special one in Kelly, but there were many special cheerleaders and dancers in Atlanta. Check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…rumor has it that there is a buzz about her!

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Auditions

2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Auditions

The Cincinnati Ben-Gals have played a major role in the Bengals organization year after year since 1968. On the field, these ladies perform in front of more than 60,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium. 

The Ben-Gals have appeared at charity functions, conventions, grand openings, trade shows, and other charitable and civic causes each year. These ladies are young professionals who not only are involved in their own careers, but they are also involved in events throughout the community. 

Become a part of the NFL Cincinnati Ben-Gal Sisterhood! Tryout for the 2019 Squad and be a part of the fun in the Jungle at Paul Brown Stadium!


Mandatory New Candidate Audition Dates

  • April 13, for all candidates not on the 2018 roster
  • April 14, mandatory for winners from April 13, and veterans on the 2018 roster.

Time: 12:00 p.m., doors open at 11:00 a.m.

*Bring state issued driver’s license to tryouts! Veterans, & Rookie winners from April 13, 14, Mandatory dates:

Interviews

  • April 15, 16 – The interview times TBD, will be between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dance Rehearsal

  • April 18, 23, 30 – 7 p.m., doors open at 6:00 PM

Dress Rehearsal

  • Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Syndicate, Newport, KY

Finals

Open to the Public, tickets available at cincyticket.com

  • Date: May 5, Time: 3 p.m.
  • Location: The Syndicate, Newport, Ky.
  • Candidates call time, 10 a.m.

To register for auditions, click here.


Ben-Gals Frequently Asked Questions

1. If I make the squad, what is the commitment?

Ben-Gal cheerleaders appear at every home game. Tentatively, we will practice every Tuesday and Thursday night for 3 hours, and select Saturdays for rookies. During the months of July/August you are mandated to attend an additional Wednesday practice along with the Tuesday/Thursday schedule. Various weeks off depending on schedule.

2. What are the age requirements?

You must turn 20 by Sept 1, 2019. There is no maximum age requirement.

3. Are there any height and weight requirements?

No, height requirements, but fitness is very important. You must be in good physical condition and proportioned for your height. We recommend that you maintain a regular exercise program and a healthy diet.

4. What should I wear / bring to auditions?

You should wear dance spandex shorts and a cropped spandex bra type top. No other attire accepted. You will also need dance shoes such as dance sneakers or tennis shoes. You may also bring water and a light snack, if needed. TRYOUTS ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, EXCEPT FOR FINALS.

5. What will the judges are looking for during scoring?

The judges will be looking at fitness, dance skills, showmanship, personality, and interview technique.

6. Is being a Ben-Gal cheerleader a full-time job? Is it a paid position?

No, being a Ben-Gals is not full time. Ben-Gal cheerleaders either work a full-time/part time job, or are students, or both. You will be compensated for all practices, games, and events.

7. Do current squad members have to re-audition?

Yes. Everyone must go through the audition process each season and no one is guaranteed a place on the squad. Veterans are exempt from the first round cuts, but will be present for the remaining dates.

8. What should I expect during the audition process?

You will learn dance routines, technique, (skill sets) and be expected to perform them in front of coaches/judges. Cuts will be made narrowing the group that will go to the finals on May 5th.

9. Advice for auditions?

We encourage you to work on dance skills prior to tryouts on your own or through our prep classes and master workshop. Prep classes are March 12, 19, 26, April 2 & April 9.

10. What will the extra Prep Classes do for me?

They will teach you the dance and skill set levels that the team incorporates during their performances. While building confidence for your tryouts, the classes will teach you the style, and showmanship expected. They will further your knowledge on the program, while being hosted by the Ben-Gals, themselves.

2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Audition Prep Classes

How To Prepare For Auditions.

Special prep classes are available to help the candidate improve dance/skill sets, and to enhance the audition experience.

The classes are optional. However, additional training prior to tryouts is recommended through our classes, or private training on your own. You will work with our choreographers, coaches, and captains during our prep classes. You will be given tryout tips, and dance styles to expect for the 2019 season.

Cost: $25 per class paid in advance online, please register at least 2 days prior to class.

Unregistered on day of class, or walk-ins $30

Prep Class Dates:

  • March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium, Security Entrance off Mehring

To register for prep classes, click here.

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

Random NFL Cheerleader Pic of the Day

2019 Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleaders Pro Bowl Representative

The Cincinnati Ben-Gals have announced second year veteran Abby as their 2019 Pro Bowl Cheerleader.

NFL Regular Season Week 15 – The Cincinnati Ben-Gals

We continue with our parade of cheerleaders from Week 15 with the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  Click here to view the latest Cincinnati Ben-Gals gallery.